Orchestrating Change by Canton Symphony Orchestra
Season 4, Episode 4 with Wang Jie
We are thrilled to have the rare opportunity for a fully in-person podcast recording, as we welcome composer Wang Jie to our studio here in Canton! A native of Shanghai, China, she moved to the United States to study at Manhattan School of Music and still resides in New York City to this day. She holds an Artist’s Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with noted American composer Richard Danielpour. She was in town to hear the Canton Symphony perform her Symphonic Overture “America, the Beautiful”, an absolute "barn-burner" of a piece based on the patriotic hymn featuring a fugue subject inspired by the silhouette of Pike’s Peak in Colorado. Unsurprisingly, when not composing, she is an avid hiker and rock climber.
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